Chapter 0 - Four Approaches to Ethics Consequence based:...

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Chapter 0 Define: Algorithm Define: Abstraction What are the four approaches to ethics discussed in section 0.6? Do problems 1, 6, 10, and 14 on pages 16-18
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Algorithm A set of steps that defines how a task is performed A step by step procedure that gets us from problem statement to problem solution An algorithm is an ordered set of unambiguous, executable steps that defines a terminating process. (page 205)
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Abstraction The distinction between the external properties of an entity and the details of the entity’s internal composition The distinction between an entities interface and its implementation. Examples: (implementation changes lots, interface changes little) a) VCR -> DVD -> Blu-Ray b) Land line Telephones -> Cell phones c) Copiers ( Can use, but don’t really understand!) d) Automobiles (Look under the hood of a 1970 vs 2010)
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Unformatted text preview: Four Approaches to Ethics Consequence based: What leads to the greatest benefit? Duty based: What are my intrinsic obligations? Contract based: What contracts must I honor? Character based: Who do I want to be? Chapter 0 Questions For each, explain! 1.The premise that our society is different from what it would have been without the computer revolution is accepted. But is our society better because of it? 6.To what extent will our decisions about technology affect future generations? 10. As our society becomes more automated, it becomes easier for governments to monitor citizens activities. Is this good or bad? 14.On the basis of your answers to the preceding questions, to which ethical theory do you tend to subscribe?...
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